Thursday, March 7, 2013
A Monmouth County man admitted he was responsible for calling in a bomb threat to the Monmouth County Courthouse in October.
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Thursday, March 7
The following press release is from the Monmouth County Prosecutor’s Office. Acting Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni announced Wednesday that a Monmouth County man has admitted that he was responsible for calling in a bomb threat to the County Courthouse in October. Ellis Goodson, 35, whose last known address was in Neptune, pleaded guilty Tuesday to third degree charges of False Public Alarm and Conspiracy to Possess a Controlled Dangerous Substance in front of Monmouth County Superior Court Judge John T. Mullaney, Jr. J.S.C. “Since the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, we all live in a heightened sense of security. Bomb threats not only disrupt the lives of the intended targets but taps into our sense of vulnerability and …
Thursday, February 21, 2013
The Park Avenue Elementary School Complex was evacuated due to a bomb threat.
This story was updated at 5:15 p.m. with input from Freehold Borough Police Chief Glenn Roberts. The Freehold Borough Park Avenue Elementary School Complex was evacuated Thursday morning after a bomb threat in the form of a note was found. According to Annette Jordan, President of the Freehold Borough Board of Education, the school was evacuated after a note was found in a girls' bathroom at the Freehold Intermediate School (FIS). Since FIS shares a complex with the Park Avenue Elementary School both schools were evacuated. Parents were alerted to the school evacuation around 11:15 a.m. The automated message stated that all students had arrived at the offsite location safely. Parents are not permitted to pick up students at offsite …
Tuesday, February 5, 2013
Councilwoman Sharon Shutzer thanked police and the school district for safely evacuating students after a bomb threat was found at Park Avenue Elementary School yesterday.
Councilwoman Councilwoman Sharon Shutzer commended Freehold Borough police and school district staff on their safe and speedy plan of action after a written threat was discovered. Late Monday morning, parents of Freehold Borough students received an alert that the Park Avenue Elementary School and Freehold Intermediate School were evacuated due to a bomb threat. Freehold Borough Schools Superintendent Elizabeth O’Connell confirmed that a threat was found in the form of a note in one of a boy’s bathrooms in the Park Avenue school. Freehold Borough Police immediately responded to the school and searched it while students were transported to a safe off-site location. Once police deemed the school safe, students were allowed to return to their…
Wednesday, November 28, 2012
Bomb threat took place on Oct. 25 and caused courthouse to be evacuated.
The Monmouth County Sheriff’s Office arrested and charged a man in connection to the Oct. 25 bomb threat against the Monmouth County Courthouse. Ellis W. Goodson, 35, allegedly made a 9-1-1 call on Thursday, Oct. 25 and warned that a bombing would take place at the courthouse that day. In a previous article, Patch reported that a bomb threat against the Courthouse came from a 9-1-1 call around 12 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 25. At 12:30 p.m. the Courthouse was evacuated and area K-9 explosives-detecting dogs were brought in to sweep the building. After a sweep of the building, no explosives were found, but due to the amount of time required for the sweep, the courthouse was closed down for the rest of the day. A press release from the Monmouth…